Commerce and Technology (Graduate Certificate)

Commerce and Technology (Graduate Certificate)
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The Graduate Certificate is designed for lawyers, students, business executives, patent or trademark practitioners, technology managers or professionals who want to gain substantial knowledge and practical skills through academic coursework.

Why get a graduate certificate in commerce and technology law?

As we do more business online, our economy is changing. We face daily challenges and opportunities at the intersection of new digital technologies, new business models, and the regulatory and legal landscape. This commerce and technology graduate certificate, supported by UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law's strong intellectual property (IP) foundation, is designed for lawyers and nonlawyers who are interested in the intersection of information technology, business, and law. Expert faculty address current events and rapidly developing areas such as new payment systems and the handling of consumers’ private information. This certificate program is a great fit for domestic and foreign professionals working in today’s evolving digital and data-driven economy.

Why choose UNH Franklin Pierce Law School for your Graduate certificate?

Founded by inventors and entrepreneurs, the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law is a pioneering powerhouse, committed to training the next generation of great lawyers through an emphasis on practice-based learning. UNH Franklin Pierce offers unique opportunities to practice skills, work side-by-side with faculty, and network with global leaders. Our active and close-knit community ensures that you will build relationships that last throughout your career. Upon graduation, you will join the ranks of our 6,000+ alumni in more than 80 countries. 

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Curriculum & Requirements

Supported by UNH Law's strong IP foundation, the Commerce and Technology program is built at the intersection of business and law to tackle evolving legal issues facing new business and e-commerce in the global information age economy.

Expert faculty tailor courses to current events and developments, and the program offers flexibility to match the career objectives of each individual student. Course work addresses rapidly-developing areas of the law, such as cybercrime and consumers’ private information.

Residential Candidate Requirements
LIP 894American Legal Process and Analysis I3
LIP 980E-Commerce and The Law2
Electives are selected from a list provided by the Program Director.10

Student Learning Outcomes for Commerce & Technology (CT) Graduate Certificate  

UNH Franklin Pierce graduates from the Commerce and Technology interdisciplinary Graduate Certificate will demonstrate familiarity with these four areas: 

  • Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law in the traditional area of business law and practice in the United States and internationally, focused on the impact of information age technology on this realm of law. 
  • Legal analysis and reasoning, legal research, problem-solving, and written and oral communication in the context of business law and practice in the United States and globally. 
  • Exercise of proper professional and ethical responsibilities as a lawyer or other type of professional to clients or other relevant stakeholders and the national and global legal systems around business law; and 
  • Other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal or other professions focused on the practice or other use of business law domestically and internationally. 

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  • Available in residential program only
  • Program start date in August
  • No part-time option available
  • Certificate must be completed in one semester
  • Apply through LSAC
  • Bar track not available

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